Chicago | Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.)
It is not only my mission to teach the subject matter of our field, but also to assist each student in developing a professional identity and personal ideology about human behavior and the nature of change. I encourage students to be collaborative in the learning process, and I strive to put knowledge in context so students understand the full impact of mental health issues in communities. I respect and incorporate students’ diverse perspectives and experiences. My role extends beyond the classroom and beyond graduation. Faculty members are mentors and role models, and we help students to develop the ethical and professional framework that will guide their future work. My areas of interest and expertise include supervision and clinical training, couple and family systems, work and mental health, parenting and transition to motherhood, and trauma.
In the classroom, I aim to be engaging, approachable, knowledgeable, and open to new ideas. In and out of the classroom, I encourage students to understand the cultural, political, and socioeconomic contexts of their work. I strive to motivate students to think beyond conventional and traditional service delivery models and to help them identify ways in which they can make a contribution to their communities.
Located in the heart of the city, the Chicago Campus was designed to provide and inspire the learning and living experience. To that end, we have created an environment that caters to your mental, emotional, and intellectual growth. Our classrooms are bright and spacious with windows to the outside world and the latest technology. In our Library, you will find every resource you need to research, form, and shape your journey. At Adler University, we have more than enough room to share your thoughts and flex your intellect.